Romney issued a very lack-luster statement saying he would not support this ad.
We can assume this was based in part on his fussing over the last several months
about how his religion is going to be attacked - in spite of the fact that Obama
has promised not to attack it and has asked his supporters not to attack it.Yes - we all know that various media personalities have made statements
about Mormonism and Obama has not denounced every single one of them in the
strongest terms possible, but let's face it - there has been a lot of
negativity uttered by Romney supporters that Romney has never denounced,
either.Let's give each man the right to speak for himself and
not make him answer for the actions of others.This ad would not have
been about race, it would have been about religion. Romney denounced it because
if a super-PAC that supports him had run this ad, the super-PACs that support
Obama would have taken off their gloves and placed Mormonism under quite the
little spot-light.This, however, is not the reason the ad is not
running. Rickett's kids kiboshed it over money.
Counter Intelligence is correct to say, "Romney’s pastor never
proclaimed G-D America."But let's face it, his
"pastor" did tell most Christian Americans that God told him "all
their creeds were an abomination in his sight."Now I happen to
follow that same pastor but what if Larry O'Donnel or Bill Maher were to
bring that statement to light and make a political point with it, wouldn't
we all be a bit upsat?
@ Hemlock and most of the other posters here. Just how would you feel if it ran
and Obama group came back at you with a whole lot of Morman bashing would you
all say that all is fair in love and politics then?
If Romney hadn't denounced the ad there would have been a fire storm. When
he denounced the ad the leftist reaction was the same. The anti-Romney trolls
can only answer with a "Yes, but...." Like Hillary Rosen, Joe Biden,
Bill Maher, Lawrence ODonnell, , MSNBC blather, et al. the Obama campaign is
searching for anything that will distract us from the dismal failures of his
An ad that never ran?re-Publicans have been able to milk this
message, for days, without paying an ad man to advance their position.Good for them.A simple google search, of Reverend Wright, however,
yields up, among other items, the following:"...From 1959 to
1961, Wright attended Virginia Union University... In 1961 Wright left college
and joined the United States Marine Corps and became part of the 2nd Marine
Division attaining the rank of private first class. In 1963, after two years of
service, Wright joined the United States Navy and entered the Corpsman School at
the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Wright was then trained as a
cardiopulmonary technician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda,
Maryland. Wright was assigned as part of the medical team charged with care of
President Lyndon B. Johnson. Before leaving the position in 1967, the White
House Physician, Vice Admiral Burkley, personally wrote Wright a letter of
thanks on behalf of the United States President...".So,
re-Publicans will also milk that message, day after day, just three hours a day,
thanking Reverend Wright, for his service?Won't they?
Boo hoo. Poor Mitt! NOT!!!! Does anyone doubt that, were it not for the
firestorm the ad created, Mitt and his campaign would have run it and run it
hard??!! I don't. That would be very much in character for him, given the
other ads he's run in this and other campaigns.
"And poor Mitt Romney had to repudiate an ad campaign that never
was..."I thought "poor Mitt Romney" did a steller job of
repudiating even the suggestion that this strategy would be used by his
campaign. I thought it was one of his finest hours in this campaign and it gave
him a chance to show that he is a decent person with high moral standards.
Rather than complain about this situation, Kathleen Parker should be expressing
pleasure that this opportunity presented itself.